sleeve with a vintage 1965 Michael Dailey painting and pressed on lovely 140gm vinyl, this - once again - is a wonderful new release on our label. With a much darker and heavier feel, this records, while retaining Jeff Kelly's gift for melody and a great hook, does remind me a lot of Crazy Horse on records such as EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE. The album highlights Kelly's much underrated guitar playing and I do wonder why not more has been made of this in the past by other reviewers. His playing is inventive, melodic and unpredictable -much like his songwriting. As our friends at Popmatters.com put it back it when this was first released: "The Green Pajamas exist in a place where music meets art. That is not to say that they affect a self-consciously important attitude. This is the organic definition, the one where art is, at its essence, a mode of expression for the human race. What the band does, and has done for two decades now, is craft gorgeous songs that convey a particular mood. They build slow and strong melodies and surround them with breathing, meandering guitar lines. The lyrics betray the world: loneliness and frustration but also love and hope. It's the crafting that is important and the Green Pajamas never forget it. They bring us this art in a determined way, by still being vibrant after so many years and reflecting the nature of their own universe. The fact that they can pull this off in a possibly disastrous live-in-the-studio format only further attests to their hard work and sincerity."
Limited to only 250 copies on deluxe 140gm vinyl. Remastered from the original recordings by Tom Dyer. Buy it here now - free postage (please note UK/Europe postage & USA / Rest Of The World postage rates below)